• Waterloo MedTech aims to leverage and promote innovation for healthcare delivery in the Waterloo region, and raise awareness of the rich health IT ecosystem;
• Agfa HealthCare, a pillar in the healthcare tech community in the Waterloo region, is bringing intelligence to healthcare IT, to help it s customers enhance the delivery of care and boost productivity;
• Visitors to RSNA 2018 can see how Agfa HealthCare solutions deliver visual intelligence, enabling “Care You Can See”.
Agfa HealthCare has been recognized with the 2018 Award of Distinction by Waterloo MedTech of Canada, for ongoing innovation in healthcare technology in the Waterloo Region of Ontario. The award was presented on 24 October 2018 during Waterloo MedTech’s 2018 conference, which focused on “Canadian MedTech: What is Holding us Back?”
Leveraging collective innovation for healthcare delivery
Waterloo MedTech represents companies making an impact on healthcare delivery in the Waterloo Region of Ontario, Canada, through technology innovation. The organization works closely with industry vendors and providers to promote healthcare innovation and a rich health IT ecosystem within the region. It provides innovators with support for the legal, clinical and industry next-steps required to take their ideas to market. The goal is to leverage collaborative innovation in the Waterloo region to address the gap between healthcare research and its adoption in practice.
Building intelligence into healthcare solutions
The 2018 Award of Distinction was presented to Agfa HealthCare during the 3rd annual Waterloo Region MedTech Conference, held 24 October 2018 in Waterloo, Ontario. Each year, the conference offers compelling speakers from healthcare institutions, businesses and government, to raise awareness of the Region’s healthcare IT players, in order to attract talent, investors and providers.
“Agfa HealthCare in Waterloo has been an upstanding member in our medical technology community since 1991, where formerly as Mitra, Inc., developed medical imaging and related software, well ahead of its time, and used all over the world” said Mark Wheley, one of the co-founders of Waterloo MedTech. “Their continued focus on innovation and fostering our healthcare community are part of the reason we recognize them with distinction.”
“I am very proud in accepting this award on behalf of Agfa HealthCare from Waterloo MedTech,” comments Brad Genereaux, Manager Product Management for Agfa HealthCare. “Agfa HealthCare is a player in the health IT community in Waterloo and I am honoured that we are being recognized for it. We are committed to leveraging the potential of innovative, intelligent technologies, including developing solutions that utilize machine learning and advanced analytics, to help our customers make a positive impact on patient’s health, delivery of care and satisfaction, and on the enterprise’s clinical, operational and financial well-being. This recognition justifies our continued efforts to innovate in ways that make a real difference.”
“Care You Can See” at RSNA 2018 Agfa HealthCare is demonstrating how it is developing solutions to bring intelligence to healthcare IT and imaging, to help its customers enhance the delivery of patient care and boost productivity, at RSNA 2018, 25-30 November, Chicago, IL, USA (South Hall, Booth #3300). Visitors will be able to discover how Agfa HealthCare solutions deliver visual intelligence that support informed decision-making.
About Waterloo Medtech
Waterloo MedTech (waterloomedtech.com) leverages the Region's unique collaborative innovation culture to address the gap between healthcare research and its adoption in practice. Waterloo MedTech is building a registry of companies and organizations that are making an impact on the delivery of health care.
The Agfa - Gevaert Group (agfa.com) is one of the world’s leading companies in imaging and information technology. Agfa develops manufactures and markets analogue and digital systems for the printing industry (Agfa Graphics), for the healthcare sector (Agfa HealthCare), and for specific industrial applications (Agfa Materials). Agfa is headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium. The company is present in 40 countries and has agents in another 100 countries around the globe.
About Agfa HealthCare
Agfa HealthCare (agfahealthcare.com), present in one hospital out of two, is a leading provider of eHealth & Digital Imaging solutions. Care organizations in over 100 countries rely on Agfa HealthCare to optimize their efficiency and improve patient care.